USSR in Construction, No 8, 1938

Soviet Food Industry

This issue is devoted to a classic Stalinist trope: abundance.  The much-repeated theme of socialist cornucopia of overflowing with goods was a standard image during the era of the five year plan.

This issue is a survey of abundance brought to the Soviet people by A Mikoyan, who came up under Lenin, survived Stalin and Krushchev and served under Brezhnev as well.  In the ’30s he was People’s  Commissar of External and Internal Trade, and brought canned food, ice cream and other processed food to the USSR.

This is a four-page fold-out infographic, very current.


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